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road. jeff hager joins us now with more on the arrest. >> the shooting came outside the lounge with no warning and no apparent provocation, as a group of people stepped outside to smoke during open mic night. 24-year-old jacob ber cher of westminster pulled out a handgun and fired in to the crowd killing a man and injuring another. ber cher was new to the lounge, the workers held on to a credit card to run a tab and that's how investigators ultimately tracked him down. >> the troopers were able to talk to the suspect on the phone. he surrendered to police after 7:00. >> the man killed is identified as 36-year-old david garrett. the second victim was medevaced to shock trauma and suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and expected to survive. jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> baltimore county police identified the man who was shot and killed by officers this morning in reisterstown. roomed melvin cox was shot and killed during the execution of a search warrant. officers say they went in to an upstairs bedroom of a home on high meadow and cox swung a sword at one of them. police say the of
street. some flooded. some had to close. jeff hager has more on their struggle tonight. >> reporter: water from the broken main left rippled asphalt and a huge crate enter the middle of light street. there are road closures and detours for people who work in the area. >> i had to go through detours to get to where i park. down st. paul to light, that way, but i had to do a detour, come back down around the harbor and charles. >> it took almost an hour this morning. that was funny. usually, i'm like 20 must, 25 minutes at the most. >> reporter: several businesses closed with no water service. even when work on temporary lines restore it, they feerpt ongoing repairs -- fear the young -- ongoing repairs will enclose them customers. there were broken water main beer specials. >> the local parking garage was backed up. people sitting there breathing in exhaust sthizzing maybe i'll have a beer -- thinking maybe i'll have a beer. >> reporter: in downtown baltimore, jeff hager. >> the water services will forced another to shut down. many people who were unemployed in need of services were t
the chesapeake, has a drug problem. as jeff hager tells us a major bust has happened. >> reporter: to the naked eye you can mia's take it for a half cup of brown sugar but this 140 grams of heroin has a street value of $30,000. police found it during raids on two homes in the clay street community of annapolis. >> information was based on community sources, the police department pursues those vigorously. the drug department got it just as fast. two hand guns recovered as well. >> reporter: the guns were reported stolen and the investigation is far from over. >> we ask where these drugs come from. we dig into it and sometimes we find baltimore connections and sometimes prince george's county and sometimes the district of columbia. >> reporter: while members of the drug enforcement unit and s.w.a.t. team made a pair of arrests investigators say more suspects and more busts will come out of this. overall crime may be down at maryland's capital city but the war on drugs is far from over. >> we are seeing there is an upswing in some areas, indicating to show there's drug use out there. we're not nai
is in such a busy area. we're talking about the heart of downtown baltimore. jeff hager joins us with more on that portion of the study. >> reporter: there's no question that road closures are costing commuters time. along with the jack hammers, add in detours and it has changed the normal flow of baltimore. it's also knocked out wreart to businesses along light street like those housed in the old you nighted way building. >> it was horrible. water came in everywhere, started flowing in the basement. we have client file unless the basement. so we'll have to go down and sift through them and see what's what. it's like dead. even now, this morning, we came in. >> reporter: next door, the owner of freshy's restaurant began calculating the lost business. >> as workers focused on running temporary lines to businesses to restore their water service, those on a side street took a lighter side to it. even hotel customers found some amusement in the water breaks that turned the streets into streams. >> i had to walk an extra half a block. i'm healthier for it. i will live a little longer. >> many o
for improving the department. jeff hager joins us with the details on this. >> in the tough economic times, some police departments cut jobs, pensions and in scranton, pennsylvania, they are only offering the minimum wage. the union leaders say the success in cutting crime here could be jeopardized if the department doesn't enhance recruiting and the benefits of the officers out there on the streets. we don't need more police. what we need is better policing, a better deployment of resources, and taking better care of the police officers on the street who got the job done for you over the last four or five years. >> they call on the department to require two years of college or military service for new recruits. fop brought in a consulting group and compared baltimore's police department to those of other cities to come up with the recommendations over the last year and hopes the search committee will use them to become the next top cop. jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> firefighters took the microphone at city hall this morning at the board of estimates meeting some members protested a raise and contr
the way for a casino at national harbor. jeff hager has more on how that can affect city's cut of the pot. >> reporter: spots have already become a real fit at anne arundel. it will ultimately bring the unarmed bandits to baltimore. it could cut in boasmght the -- both. the governor could address that. >> you sequenced the timing of the sixth so it does not come on line until 2016. that gives you an opportunity to see what the benchmark is and you have provisions to make sure that the city and the anne arundel county are held harmless in terms of local share. >> reporter: the city committed to a slots parlor five years ago as a means to cut the property tax rate and to build new schools. it can't afford to have a new competitor cut into the bottom line. >> obviously, with the addition of a third site, the local impacts would be impacted and we believe we can take the money, put it in prince george's county, anne arundel and divide it up. >> reporter: lawmakers said they're open to compromise but three want to see the numbers in writing. >> one thing my mamma always told me -- get it in wr
to call the aberdeen police. reporting live from aberdeen, jeff hager. >> earlier today the ripken family released a statement about vi's abduction. it reads as you now know our mother was abducted from dunn point. this has been a very tryingfor our family, but we are time grateful and relieved that mom is back with us, safe and healthy. we want to thank everyone for their tremendous support, especially all of the law enforcement agencies that worked so hard and quickly. this is on ongoing investigation, so we hope everyone understands that we cannot comment further at this time. thank you. >> now the 911 that helped. it was at ebenezer and it was about a suspicious car. he called to say we know something down there. there is a dine are on the counter. both businesses said the fbi came calling look for surveillance video, hoping the cameras caught something on ebenezer road. it's uncolor whether that footage will be any help. >>> the former violet gross married cal ripken and gave us some of the greatest times of our lives from 33rd to camden yard. she has been involved with the boys and
and get it on the ball will the for vote ares in know. jeff hager, abc2 news. >> a national casino would hurt the one built in the city. so do they have a case? brian cube learn crunched the numbers. >> 42 miles separates the harbor. that's nine miles less. so abc2 news investigators crunched the numbers looking at whether the june 6th opening of maryland live, the answer seems to be yes. it generated almost $8 million a 21% drop in revenue from the month beforehand 10 -- before and 10% less than hollywood casino. now it's important to point out maryland live casino wasn't even open for the entire month of june. these numbers are small sample size but they could fuel the delegation's argument if the trend continues and what it could mean if another casino competes for business in our area. >> thanks a lot, brian. while most colleges are gearing up for the football season, there's a dark cloud hanging over the future of penn state. the action the school could take. >> and 10 years later a new report says our skies may not be any safer than they were before 9/11. >>> the extreme heat is do
. we'll start with abc2 news jeff hager in aberdeen with more on what happened. >> reporter: the most important thing for everyone in aberdeen is that vi ripken is safe, unharmed and back with her family. she was shaken up after a masked gunman had abducted her for almost 24 hours. the police
ripken abduction. abc2 news jeff hager joins us with the latest. >> reporter: the suspect drove vi ripken around for almost 24 hours but he also appeared on video in anne arundel county. police will only say it's from a retail business and describe has white male with a baseball cap and a light shirt wearing eyeglasses. and images generated 50 calls to a specially established tips line since its release last week. now investigators are looking for more leads. >> trying to get this to anne arundel county, pushed down further. so, yes, it's taken some time. >> reporter: today police also released this composite sketch of the man based on eye witness accounts. if you think you recognize the man you're asked to call the hotline. you can romaine anonymous. information leading to a conviction will earn you a reward of $2,000. >>> today was the last day on the job for police commissioner fred bealefeld, but he didn't leave his office without sitting down with brian kuebler for an exclusive interview. >> reporter: fred bealefeld turns 50 next month, the best mile marker, he said. in just h
success in fighting crime and offering up a plan of their own. jeff hager has more on the blue print for improved policing. >> we will challenge the mayor and challenge anyone that says that you need more bodies on the street to make baltimore a safer city. no, you need to adjust the game plan. >> reporter: the fraternal order of police came up with its own plan for cutting time and taxes at the same time. it may come as no surprise the union would like to see 2900 active members receive nods on pensions, pay and time off. >> our offices are making 18% less than the median across the state of maryland. we are in a pension fight with the mayor we think she didn't have to go to because it's not going to save her money up front but created a morale problem. >> reporter: union leaders say morale suffered in the terms of a towing scandal that implicated 40 officers and new orleans and dealing with the corrupted department they recommended changes in recruiting new officers. the plan calls for recruits to have two years of college, or two years of military service. with a focus on returnin
get everyone out immediately and immediately dial 911, jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> storms were deadly in other parts of the country. jamie costello has more. >> we're talking bel air, kelly. lightning brought more than a dozen injuries. in harris county shelter three people were struck. one died at the scene, a third died later and the other is in stable condition. lightning struck a tent. 17 people were taken to the hospital. they will all make it. >> we heard people kind of screaming. we saw people running. a number of pete were hit by the aftershock of this and went running past us. >> two men were standing and a tree in atlanta when a lightning strike knocked them to the ground. the shock was enough to send one into cardiac aremember, eventually killing them. >> my children are missing their father. >> the other man in the georgia incident regained consciousness. the san antonio news reports the chance of getting hit by lightning in a year is one in a million and in a lifetime is one in 10,000. >> as jamie said, the lightning strikes are rare but they do happen. an average of 54 p
are common here. >> it's probably an accident here two or three a month. >> reporter: in howard county, jeff hager. >> the three passengers who survived that crash, a 21-year- old, troy jones and another 20 -year-old. they remain at shock trauma. >>> aaa said five of the ten deadliest days happened during the summer months, july 4th the worst day, followed by june 10th. august 14th, august 8th and july 9th and on average more than 16 are killed on each of those days, experts say teens tend to drive more and with less supervision during those time periods. >>> breaking news update on the penn state abuse report over sandusky. that was released today but in the last 90 minutes the chair woman of penn state's board said that the panel believes that joe paterno, is many now marred. he said they take full responsibility for the failures that happened. the investigation into the scandal says that paterno and others kept secrets, critical facts relating to the child abuse to avoid bad media attention. it was led by a former fbi direct ear. the report says paterno and the president and others, fail
await the completion of that te. jeff hager, abc2news news. >> all right. we will be following as it develops with updates at 5:30 and six. when we're in the live on the air, you can get latest at abc2news.com. >>> it's been one week since that horrific shooting inside a colorado move scry theater. neil diamonds and steve smith have donated to the fund for victims. as for the accused shooter, james holmes, will be back in court on monday. >>> this is one of the few joy testimony moments we've seen some out of that shooting. bonnie kay returned to her home state. he is was shot in colorado. after three surgeries she has been reunited with her friends and family. >>> the man filed a suit against the administrator. kennedy emailed the photo to allen. kennedy faces one charge of terroristic threatening. >>> on squareoff the panel will be talking about the shooting in colorado last week and the conversation about gun laws. squareoff airs right here on abc2news on sunday morning. >> it's all about the clouds. keeping our temperatures. we're at 88 degrees. that could allow for showers
and try to choose a machine that's well lit. jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> it was a year ago we were telling you about a triple shooting. ed faces have no answers. brian kuebler is here to explain. >> reporter: they why all shot to death a year ago. police have worked the case but none of them led to breaks. it adds to the pain of two different families. it is why they joined to canvass the area with fliers hoping to dig up a new lead before the case get as to old. >> they're cold blooded killers. lost a lot of loved ones. it's very sad and sickening. >> reporter: now these families also had choice words on how the case was investigated. we'll explain that and show you what else they plan to achieve by keeping this story in the public eye. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> baltimore county police have charged a plan with a deadly stabbing on pulaski highway. police found 523-year-old -- 52-year-old phillip weatherford. investigators say the two knew each other and were driving south on pulaski highway when they got into a fight. brown stabbed weatherford. >>> tonight baltimore city police are se
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investigation section 410-272-2121. reporting live in aberdeen, jeff hager. >> we want to read the full statement from the statement. as you now know, our mother was abducted at gun point from her home yesterday morning. this has been a very trying time for our family but we are grateful and relieved that plume is back with us safe and healthy. we want to thank everyone for their tremendous support, especially all of the law enforcement agencies that worked so hard and so quickly. this is an ongoing investigation. so i hope everyone understands we can't comment further. all right. we want to go back in time to where police said the 911 call was made that started this unbelievable story. brian kuebler with more. >> reporter: all police will tell us is there was a 911 call describes a suspicious vehicle. that call came in from the ebb ben niecer -- ebenezer road and whitemarsh. federal authorities stopped by earlier in the day asking each business about its surveillance video. managers at both locations said the feds were interested in any cameras that had any view of ebenezer road. autho
of minute -- flooding in a matter of minutes. jeff hager has more on their efforts. >> reporter: flood waters once filled the street, now present a challenge to workers as they pump water from manholes here in fells point. people caught in the downpour say the storms came with little warning. >> i saw the most rain in a long time. we hold up in a bus stop with 8 other people and waited out the storm for a good 45 minutes. it was crazy. water washing down the street. coming in, the rain was coming in waves. >> reporter: the rains leaked
. >> reporter: jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> the flooding did damage at the sheridan downtown. one guest went through three separate rooms with water damage. eddie thought the third room he was moved to a presidential suite would be damage suite. >> it had significant rain damage, flooding throughout the apartment after 15, 20 minutes in the apartment , the ceiling started to collapse in the second guest room falling onto the bed and water damage continued to accumulate. they moved news to north tow tore get -- moved us in to the north tower. >> walsh says after midnight by the time he was moved to a safe dry room. >> that's annoying. >> i hope they comped him that room. >>> scattered showers. most not detected on the radar. towards the north and west, notice the slow moving cluster of showers and thunderstorms showing up on our lightning tracker, it's about 4 hours away as it drifts towards the south and east. we could feature the idea of scattered shower, perhaps flash flooding. that th is the radar. we can look at storms and try to see what they look like in the next couple of hours. it's
. it's an awful situation. >> reporter: in baltimore county, jeff hager, abc2 news. >> police ifed the other -- identified the other two of steven ranjo and his father leo, both of philadelphia. >> staying dry for the moment. the heat index values are super high. a couple showers over the northeastern corner of the state. most of the action stayed north of the state line moving toward the philly area. feeling like 97 downtown. cambridge is cooler at 88 but the dew point numbers are extreme, above 70. 80s the rest of the evening, feeling like 90. we'll talk about it coming up. >>> some baltimore students are hard at work in the classroom. abc2 news reporter sherrie johnson has more. >> reporter: here in east baltimore, students enjoy a good breakfast before hitting the classroom. it's part of the child first summer program. >> we're dedicated to summer learning laws, which is very prevalent among children in baltimore city who zoo get a chance to be a part of some summer program. and we really want our young people to excel and to -- when fall comes along to be on point in their gra
jimmy welcomes actor jeff daniels. "today" contributing correspondent jenna bush hager and animal expert late night with jimmy fallon weekends at 12:35 local time on your nbc station. time now for some entertainment news. russell brand is apparently following the lead of his ex, and dating again. new york's daily news reports brand is seeing talent agent isabella brewster, younger sister of actress georgiana brewster. >> know who that is? >> i was supposed to. yes, tom cruise arrived in new york to visit with suri. but today, tom and katie, the split news we're going to tell you about is about kate hudson. hmm. tmz reports she unwittingly walked by the hotel that cruise is staying in and she was suddenly swamped by paparazzi. speaking of paparazzi, tmz also reports that authorities have recommended the ringleader of the photographers who recently chased justin bieber down in l.a. freeway be the first person prosecuted under that new law that prohibits paparazzi from endangering people. okay. >> the law wouldn't work. >> okay. bob dylan is going to mark 50 years as a recording artist by r
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